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Choosing the Right Law School / Duquesne Law? Pros/Cons PLEASE help
« on: March 12, 2006, 09:38:04 PM »
Well the decision needs to be made in 2 weeks, and Im leaning towards Duquesne, but could anybody give me any outside opinions about the school? All I know is what I read from viewbooks so Im clueless to outside opinions. I heard some people talk about Duq haveing tons of required classes? Also what is Duq specifically known for? Does it excel in anything? Has it always been a Tier 3? Think it will ever move down to a tier 4? I could use all the opinions and info i could get pleeeeeeeeeease... the decision needs t obe made soon and im stuck. Thanks so much!

-mike

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thanks for all the quick replies... i totally understand about the drexel thing, and yes, it was the money that was tempting me... as far as practicing goes, my family is in the tri state area, but if it means a better job in pittsburgh, i wouldnt mind going there. regarding the loans, i have bad credit as well as many of the people i would ask to cosign, so i dont think i would even get a private loan. I guess that only leaves duquesne. but ive heard some reviews about duquesne being a very strict regiment of required classes. whats that all about? what is duquesne known for? any more advice would also be appreciated. thanks again to everyone else who replied!

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So itís getting about time to start making decisions, and I really am not sure what to do. I have been accepted to Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Drexel in Philly, pace in NY, and FP in NH. Problem is, I have no idea where to go... I practically have no money for law school, and I'm going to get the 18500 from the government, the rest will need to be paid out of pocket. Drexel gave me a 14000 scholarship, meaning I wouldnít have to pay anything, which is ideal, although the school is not accredited and who knows if I can def. maintain the 3.0 gpa... then comes Duquesne, which is like 22k a year, which is not bad, and I could probably afford it, yet I know nothing about Pittsburgh and if Duquesne is a good law school... lastly, I just got into pace, which is ideal because its so close to my home in NJ, yet its like 32k, meaning I would have to pay a significant amount out of my pocket which I donít have... FP I visited and just didnít like...

so there is my conundrum... and Iím so stuck in between choices... a part of me says go to Drexel for free, but then my rationality says "are u nuts" what if they donít get accreditation or u lose the scholarship, and the other part says go to Duquesne, its tier 3, its in the city, but I donít know n e thing about it and id have to leave my home state of jersey which I've never done. And then thereís pace, which I really liked, but canít afford...

So now that I have ranted for too long, what do you guys and girls think? I could use all the advice/input/comments I could get... what would u do in this case? Thank you so much for the help everyone!

-mike

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Pace's Rankings
« on: February 23, 2006, 06:29:57 PM »
I was wondering if anyone who has been following the rankings over the past few years, could tell me wht the rankings were for pace. Werent they a tier 3 at one point? any reason they went down to a tier 4? any chance of them coming back to the 3rd tier? Any info I could get would be much appreciated. thanks guys

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 23, 2006, 03:07:27 PM »
well a few months back if u recall i was waitlisted at PACE, an today i got a nice big package accepting me into the full time day program so I was pretty shocked... gives hope to anyone who has been waitlisted!!!

so now its between pace, duquesne, and drexel $$, unless of course st johns, buffalo, or rutgers, wants to take a chance on me...


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Choosing the Right Law School / rutgers camden? any word at all?
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:51:49 AM »
has anyone heard anything from rutgers camden? lsn is sparce and no one i know has heard anything. Does anyone know whats the deal or if they are just primarily a "late-admit" school?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 12, 2006, 12:56:09 AM »
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


email me FRANKLIN PIERCE!!!!!!!!!

hey ah, how bout I trade u my Franklin Pierce acceptance for your Cuse acceptance lol...

come on syracuse! wheres my decision lol

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 08, 2006, 11:37:55 AM »
In at Drexel with a half tuition scholarship... i dunno about the accredidation tihng, but 14k and a very well known undergrad is mighty tempting. Any thoughts on Drexel Law?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Drexel Scholarship
« on: February 05, 2006, 12:52:50 PM »
I was offered a scholarship at Drexel. The letter says its 14k which is renewable each "quarter." What does that mean? Each semester? Each year? If anyone has had this problem or can give me some insight i would appreciate it. Im just wondering if i got a 14k scholarship or a 28k scholarship (big difference)

I got the same thing, Deans scholarship, 14K a quarter, renewable maintaining a 3.0
It's 28k a year, pretty much a full ride.  :D Congrats!

are u sure about this? ive got conflicting answers in this thread lol. regardless congrats everyone and i wish they were as lil more concise with their wording...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Drexel Scholarship
« on: February 04, 2006, 02:54:42 PM »
I was offered a scholarship at Drexel. The letter says its 14k which is renewable each "quarter." What does that mean? Each semester? Each year? If anyone has had this problem or can give me some insight i would appreciate it. Im just wondering if i got a 14k scholarship or a 28k scholarship (big difference)

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